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Elizabeth Chloe Romanis

Assistant Professor in Biolaw, Durham University

Dr Elizabeth Chloe Romanis is the current co-director of Gender and Law at Durham at Durham Law School, where she has been an Assistant Professor in Biolaw since September 2020. Chloe does research in healthcare law and bioethics with a particular interest in reproduction and the body. Her work is published in leading journals. She passed her Wellcome Trust-funded PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Manchester with no corrections in September 2020. Her thesis was awarded the University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal for Postgraduate Researcher of the Year (FHUMS).

Chloe's first book (co-authored with Mr Jordan Parsons) about Abortion and Telemedicine is forthcoming with Oxford University Press, and will be published in September 2021.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor in Biolaw, Durham University

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Manchester, PhD Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence
  • 2016 
    University of Manchester, LLM Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • 2015 
    University of Manchester, LLB (Hons) Law

Publications

  • 2021
    Safeguarding and teleconsultation for abortion, Lancet
  • 2021
    2020 developments in the provision of early medical abortion by telemedicine in the UK, Health Policy
  • 2021
    Surrogacy and Uterus Transplantation using live donors: Examining the options from the perspective of 'womb-givers, Bioethics
  • 2021
    Abortion & "Artificial Wombs": Would ‘artificial womb’ technology legally empower non-gestating genetic progenitors to participate in decisions about how to terminate a pregnancy?, Journal of Law and the Biosciences
  • 2020
    Artificial Womb Technology and Clinical Translation: Innovative Treatment or Medical Research?, Bioethics
  • 2020
    Partial Ectogenesis, Equality, Freedom and Political Perspective, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
    Artificial Womb Technology and the Choice to Gestate Ex Utero: Is Partial Ectogenesis the Business of the Criminal Law?, Medical Law Review
  • 2020
    Addressing Rising Caesarean Rates: Maternal Request Caesareans, Defensive Practice and the Power of Choice in Childbirth, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
  • 2020
    COVID-19 and Reproductive Justice in Great Britain and the United States: Ensuring Access to Abortion Care during a Global Pandemic, Journal of Law and the Biosciences
  • 2020
    Re-Viewing the Womb, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
    Maternal Request Caesareans and COVID-19: the virus does not diminish the importance of choice in childbirth, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2020
    Homebirthing in the United Kingdom during COVID-19, Medical Law International
  • 2020
    Artificial Wombs and the Ectogenesis Conversation: A Misplaced Focus? Technology, Abortion and Reproductive Freedom, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
  • 2020
    Challenging the ‘Born Alive’ Threshold: Foetal Surgery, Artificial Wombs and the English Approach to Legal Personhood, Medical Law Review
  • 2020
    Legal and Policy Responses to the Delivery of Abortion Care During COVID-19, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2020
    Is ‘Viability’ Viable? Abortion, Conceptual Confusion and the Law in England and Wales and the United States, Journal of Law and the Biosciences
  • 2019
    Artificial Womb Technology and the Significance of Birth: Why Gestatelings are not Newborns (or Fetuses), Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2019
    Why the Elective Caesarean Lottery is Ethically Impermissible, Healthcare Analysis
  • 2018
    Artificial Womb Technology and the frontiers of human reproduction: conceptual differences and potential implications, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2017
    Pregnant women may have moral obligations to foetuses they have chosen to carry to term, but the law should never intervene in a woman’s choices during pregnancy, Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics